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Final Fantasy IV (Nintendo DS)

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Final Fantasy IV is a remake of the classic Japanese RPG that was first released for SNES, known as Final Fantasy II in the West.

Unlike the many subsequent ports (to Playstation, GameBoy Advance, etc.), this release is a full remake, programmed from scratch with real-time 3D graphics. The characters have a "super-deformed" touch. There is also voice acting during cut-scenes. A new option has been added to the menu, which allows the player to read a conversation between party members and receive advice from them.

It also features many gameplay additions. The difficulty level has been increased, not only beyond the difficulty of the Western SNES release (which was reduced compared to Japanese original and subsequent ports), but even beyond the original difficulty. The party members are still bound by class, but they can now hunt for so-called "augments", which can be found or stolen from enemies and which grant the characters additional bonus abilities, resistances, spells that their class would normally not allow, etc.

Beside those major changes, there are also plenty of minor additions. It is possible to obtain bonus items after exploring every corner and filling 100% of an area map; Rydia, the summoner girl, has a new monster summon who can be customized in various ways; there is a new quest involving the "naming" moogle of the original game, etc.

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Final Fantasy IV Nintendo DS Cecil thinks too much...
Final Fantasy IV Nintendo DS The aircraft is approaching Baron border
Final Fantasy IV Nintendo DS A fight with some wildlife
Final Fantasy IV Nintendo DS Strolling around the castle. That map on the touch screen is handy

Alternate Titles

  • "ファイナルファンタジーIV" -- Japanese spelling

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The Press Says

GameSpy Jul 25, 2008 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Thunderbolt Games Jan 30, 2009 9 out of 10 90
Jeuxvideo.fr Sep 04, 2008 9 out of 10 90
IGN Jul 09, 2008 8.7 out of 10 87
Jolt (UK) Sep 18, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85
Worth Playing Jul 28, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85
Modojo Aug 11, 2008 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Play.tm Sep 24, 2008 75 out of 100 75
Game Revolution Aug 12, 2008 B 75
Avid Gamer Oct 02, 2008 7 out of 10 70

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אולג 小奥 (168607) added Final Fantasy IV (Nintendo DS) on Oct 05, 2008
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